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'Sopranos' actress Annabella Sciorra testifies in court that Harvey Weinstein raped her

'Sopranos' actress Annabella Sciorra testifies in court that Harvey Weinstein raped her

By Violet Matakibau
Friday 24/01/2020
The Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra [image: CNN]

An emotional testimony with vivid detail as actress Annabella Sciorra spoke about what Harvey Weinstein did to her in her apartment 25 years ago.

The Sopranos actress says the movie mogul raped and sexually assaulted her at her Manhattan apartment in the winter of 1993-1994. She first publicly spoke about the attack in October 2017 in the NewYorker as a story part of a wave of accusations against him.

She testified yesterday that he entered her residence, chased her around and pinned her to the bed during the alleged attack. She says she tried to run to the bathroom, but he kept going at her.

She says she felt overpowered because he was very big.

In cross-examination, defense attorneys played a video of Sciorra speaking with David Letterman in 1997 in which she said she has a bad reputation for lying to the press in interviews. In the interview, Sciorra said she would make up elaborate stories when she felt uncomfortable talking about her personal life.

Sciorra's testimony came a day after prosecutors and defense attorneys gave their opening statements in Weinstein's trial.

[Source:CNN]

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